New Life Center Zambia - A ministry of the United Methodist Church
Computer Training Classes

Initiation to the Computer & Windows 7

The first part of this course will give you an overview of the computer by answering:

  • What is a computer?
  • What are the different types of computers?
  • What is the importance of using a computer?
  • What is hardware and software?

This course will also explain the Central Processing Unit (CPU), the different input, output, and storage devices, and how you can use each device.

The second part intends to prepare users to use the Windows 98 operating system, as well as basic concepts and computer manipulations. Some of the skills you will learn include:

  • Manipulating the basic settings of a windows
  • Changing the basic system settings
  • Managing files
  • Using the Help feature
  • Utilizing the Accessories group features

Introduction to the Internet & Email Basics

The first part of the course will teach users basic Internet concepts and terms. Some of these topics include:

  • Connecting to a server
  • Navigating the Internet
  • Finding information
  • Downloading and copying information to a computer

The second part of this course focuses on communicating through email, including:

  • Sending an email
  • Forwarding a message
  • Adding an attachment
  • Managing the Address Book
  • Using appropriate email etiquette

MS Word 2007 & 2010

This course provides basic instruction on how to create a document, including topics such as:

  • Opening, saving, and editing a file
  • Formatting text and pages
  • Creating tables and columns
  • Inserting text-boxes, AutoShapes, pictures, and Wordart
  • Using the dictionary
  • Changing the view and printing a document

MS Excel 2007 & 2010

This course provides basic instruction on how to use an MS Excel spreadsheet, while introducing users to the spreadsheet environment and presentation. Topics you will learn include:

  • Entering and editing data
  • Formatting text, numbers and cells
  • Inserting formulas and functions
  • Creating charts
  • Sorting and filtering data
  • Printing spreadsheets

MS PowerPoint 2007 & 2010

This course introduces the MS PowerPoint environment and the basic skills to create simple presentations, including topics such as:

  • Selecting and customizing the frame
  • Adding pictures, objects, and text
  • Animating pictures, objects, and text and customizing their animation

MS Publisher 2007 & 2010

This course introduces the MS Publisher environment and the basic skills to create simple layouts, including topics such as:

  • Setting up a page layout
  • Adding pictures, objects, and text
  • Reference articles continuing on other pages.

Software Installation